Berkeley Campus

Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8

The GISSV Berkeley Campus is located in the heart of Berkeley, California, nestled in the leafy Berkeley hills. In 2012 the school moved its East Bay campus from Kensington to the landmark Hillside School. The German International School of Silicon Valley has acquired the national landmark site after 86 years of ownership by the Berkeley public school system. 

GISSV's Berkeley Campus first opened in August of 2007, after a parent-led task force identified a number of families interested in German-English bilingual education in the East Bay. The parents teamed up with the existing German International School in Silicon Valley and jointly embarked on opening a Berkeley campus as an extension of the existing K-12 school in Mountain View. 

As a satellite campus, GISSV Berkeley shares the same educational philosophy, curriculum guidelines and student-to-teacher ratios as the parent school in Mountain View. GISSV adheres to the strict accreditation requirements of the German government, while offering high school students both a California high school diploma and a certificate of completion of the German International Abitur program. This fully bilingual approach helps enable seamless entry into both the American and European educational systems.

We welcome both German and non-German speaking families, as well as anyone interested in a high quality bilingual education.
Berkeley News
GISSV at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in San Francisco
Participants had a blast last Saturday when the GISSV participated in the historic San Francisco St. Patrick's parade
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GISSV Berkeley's 4th Annual German Family Karneval
GISSV Berkeley's 4th Annual German Family Karneval was a big success!
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Math + Fieldtrip = Fun
Eager for what they were expecting, the 5a, 5b, and the 7th grade from GISSV sat on a school bus on the 18th of December 2012.
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GISSV Berkeley's 4th Annual German Family Karneval - February 2, 2013
Featuring Childrens' Activities, Food + Drink, Live Music and Brazilian Drummers! Admission is Free. Join us on February 2!
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Visit the school
Berkeley Hillside Campus - Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grades 1 - 7
 
Private School Tours
Throughout the school year we offer private school tours for interested families. Please contact admissions@gissv.org to schedule one.